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Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew

Objective

To obtain a shipboard engineering department or a rewarding boat yard position where I can put to good use the skills and experience I have acquired as an ABYC-certified Marine Technician and Tall Ship Engineer.

Summary of Qualifications

  • A lightning-quick absorber of knowledge who is an adept and tireless troubleshooter.

  • Achieved “Master Technician” status with the American Boat and Yacht Council in June 2015 after securing four certifications.

  • Worked with great success as an engineer and deckhand/topman aboard historical square-rigged tall ships with responsibility for monitoring, maintenance and repair of engines, electric motors, pumps, electrical power, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sanitation systems in port and while underway.

  • Trained in marine electrical systems, refrigeration, heating, electronics, plumbing, sanitation, drivetrains, rigging, carpentry, diesel and gasoline propulsion at the nationally recognized Marine Technical Center in Anacortes, WA.

  • Experience in automotive service, database administration, the arts, event planning, office management, tech support and software development.

  • Participated as an officer in Coast Guard-mandated drills for MOB, Fire, Flood and Abandon Ship.

  • A motivated worker – an adventurer willing to work efficiently and cheerfully in all types of weather and environments.

  • A person of great personal integrity and honesty who believes in being proud of their work.




Employers
  • Engineer at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
    2015 July - Sep 2015
    Maintain and repair engines, electric motors, pumps, winches and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Maintain and repair electrical power, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, water, and sanitation systems. Monitor and test operations of engines and other equipment. Monitor engine, machinery, and equipment indicators when vessels are underway. Perform general marine vessel maintenance and repair work such as repairing leaks, finishing interiors, refueling and waste disposal. Clean engine parts, and keep engine rooms clean. Order and receive engine room's stores and maintain inventories. Perform and participate in emergency drills. Record orders for changes in ship speed and direction, and note gauge readings and test data in engineering logs. Sail and dock a historic-replica tall ship. Assist with sail and rigging repair and maintenance. Plot course and position utilizing radar and GPS. Climb/Work in the rigging up to 80' above the waterline in a seaway. Responsibility for boat-watch and anchor watch duties. Oversee all aspects of safety for and conservation, maintenance, cleaning, loading and firing of four black powder ships' guns ("cannon").
  • Engineer's Mate at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
    2014 June - Aug 2014
    Assist Engineer in all things. Monitor engine, machinery, and equipment indicators when vessels are underway. Clean engine parts, and keep engine rooms clean. Perform and participate in emergency drills. Record orders for changes in ship speed and direction, and note gauge readings and test data in engineering logs. Sail and dock a historic-replica tall ship. Assist with sail and rigging repair and maintenance. Plot course and position utilizing radar and GPS. Climb/Work in the rigging up to 80' above the waterline in a seaway. Responsibility for boat-watch and anchor watch duties.
  • Software Developer, Data Architect at Wise Agent
    2006 April - Sep 2013
    Develop and maintain databases and software for an online contact management system utilizing ASP Classic, SQL, VBScript, JavaScript and HTML. Write and edit technical articles for company knowledge base. Act as an upper tier support specialist via phone and email for escalated end user software issues. Research, debug and troubleshoot mail server, software and database issues. Act as project manager for situations which require interfacing with both partner companies and end users.
  • Boatswain's Mate, Topman, Deckhand at Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority
    2006 September - Aug 2012
    I have served as Boatswain's mate, Master Gunner and Topman on the Brig Lady Washington in California, Oregon, Washington and Canada with high recommendations from the Captains, officers and crew with whom I have sailed. Duties: providing assistance in a variety of job roles for all phases of Tall Ship sailing and touring; sailing and docking a historic-replica tall ship; assisting with sail and rigging repair and maintenance; performing woodworking, painting and sanding; plotting course and position utilizing radar and GPS; climbing/working in the rigging up to 80' above the waterline in a seaway; being responsible for boat-watch and anchor watch duties; overseeing all aspects of safety for and conservation, maintenance, cleaning, loading and firing of four black powder ships' guns ("cannon").
  • Lube Technician, Service Specialist at Jiffy Lube
    Aug 2014
    Perform 20+ oil changes a day on all car and truck models. Assess vehicles including fluids, belts and tires. Train incoming technicians on safety and repair protocols. Perform ancillary services such as fuel filter and battery replacement, radiator and transmission services, differential and transfer case services. Greet customers and recommend courses of action for maintenance and repair of vehicles.
Educations
  • ATA
    Marine Technology at Skagit Valley College
    2014 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Art History at Arizona State University
    Dec 1993
Certifications
  • Marine Systems, American Boat and Yacht Council Jun 2015
  • Marine Electrical, American Boat and Yacht Council Jun 2015
  • EPA Section 608 – Type I and III Technician, Environmental Protection Agency Jun 2015
  • Marine Diesel, American Boat and Yacht Council Mar 2015
  • Gasoline Engines, American Boat and Yacht Council Mar 2015
  • Marine Electronics Installer, National Marine Electronics Association Dec 2014
Documents
Bellingham, WA,
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